Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

Connect

Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Oct
    22
    Green Building United Sustainability Symposium
    All Day

    Green Building United Sustainability Symposium

    October 22, 2020
    All Day


    Green Building United's Sustainability Symposium is a two-day virtual experience covering cutting edge green building and sustainability topics and industry best practices. Join GBU to celebrate this 10th Annual Conference and hear from experts from across the region and beyond as they discuss their current work, opportunities for social, environmental, and economic impact, and challenges ahead in the sustainability field.

    Click here for details and registration.
  • Oct
    22
    Trash Academy Webinar: No Such Thing as Free Bags: The True Cost of Plastic
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Digital Event

    Trash Academy Webinar: No Such Thing as Free Bags: The True Cost of Plastic

    October 22, 2020
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Digital Event
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    One of the Mural Arts Trash Academy's primary goals is to complicate the seemingly simple and straightforward issue of trash. The ‘implosion’ is a unique and fascinating research method for exploring hidden connections and complexities, developing concrete, situated knowledge, and helping us to understand the world as it is rather than as it is perceived. Trash Academy's plastic bag implosion visualizes the way in which plastic bags "live" in the world around us, and the world "lives" in plastic bags.

    Click here for additional details and registration.
  • Oct
    22
    Green Building United Sustainability Symposium
    All Day

    Green Building United Sustainability Symposium

    October 22, 2020
    All Day


    Green Building United's Sustainability Symposium is a two-day virtual experience covering cutting edge green building and sustainability topics and industry best practices. Join GBU to celebrate this 10th Annual Conference and hear from experts from across the region and beyond as they discuss their current work, opportunities for social, environmental, and economic impact, and challenges ahead in the sustainability field.

    Click here for details and registration.

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